Philadelphia, PA–The final round of the 2013 National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL) Grand Championship featured Elk Lake High’s Austin Cohen, on the affirmative, against Walt Whitman’s Sophia Caldera. On a 3-2 decision, Austin emerged victorious. He is coached by Keith Brosius. Sophia is coached by Eric Palmer, Charles Chy, Eric Han, and Iaan Reynolds.

A note from the editors: Sophia’s finalist appearance is the best performance by an underclassman at a national championship since Harrison’s Danny DeBois finished second last year. The last underclassman to win the NCFL national championship was Walt Whitman’s Stephanie Franklin, in 2010.

Full results will be released soon and posted below.